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October 29, 2015


S.M. Wilson Selected as Construction Manager for New Preschool

MRH has chosen S. M. Wilson & Co. as its construction manager for the new Early Childhood Center Preschool and to retrofit the District’s current preschool space into kindergarten classrooms. The overall $6.1 million project (including land acquisition and site development) also includes construction of a new 75-space parking lot and a new city street to enhance safety with a turnaround to access the parking lot.

The new two-story building will feature ten homeroom classrooms, atelier classrooms, and space for Parents as Teachers activities. It will be built on the current ECC parking lot at 2801 Oakland Avenue in Maplewood.  The project will include more than 15,000 square feet of new and retrofitted educational space.

S. M. Wilson will provide Pre-Construction and Construction Management services, and Bond Architects is the project’s architect. Site preparation and design work is underway now, and construction on the new building is scheduled to begin in April 2016 and be completed in late summer 2017.

This is the fifth building project S. M. Wilson has handled for the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District since 2001. Most recently the company completed a $3.7 million program of renovations to the high school and the Early Childhood Center. Headquartered in St. Louis, S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide.

Four companies submitted proposals, three were then interviewed, and members of the District’s Building Advisory Committee then chose S.M. Wilson. Their recommendation was brought to the Board of Education who approved the contract.

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For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.